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Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrates Hanukkah in his own way

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Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrates Hanukkah with Eric Bauman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated the start of Hanukkah Tuesday with a little break dancing. Really. 

The mayor joined City Attorney Mike Feuer and a handful of city council members to light a menorah on City Hall's First Street steps. (The first night of Hanukkah is actually Wednesday). After a musical performance and speeches, the mayor and his colleagues did a traditional dance — he's Jewish on his mother's side — and then Garcetti used the occasion to show off his break dance moves. 

It's not the first time Garcetti has pop-locked in public. Last year, during the mayoral race, he did a little break dancing during an interview in Inglewood (see video below). He's also been a guest DJ on 89.9 KCRW and KSWD 100.3. And last month Garcetti performed with his buddy, Moby.

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